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Yoga on Disc and on the Page

Spring 2008

by Tresca Weinstein


Reviews of recently released yoga products.

Power of Presence: Be Calm, Clear, Confident
Yoga Meditations CD by Julie Lusk

Drawn from Julie’s book, Yoga Meditations: Timeless Mind-Body Practices for Awakening, this CD offers three meditation experiences that can be practiced at any time (except when driving, of course). The first track, Sinking Into Sensation, explores physical sensation as Julie takes listeners on a journey of awareness throughout the body. Energy Breathing cultivates awareness of breath, with gentle exercises that continually bring the attention back to the breath. Cultivate the Positive—based on Patanjali’s sutra “When disturbed by negative thoughts and feelings, cultivate the positive”—is an invitation to use intention and affirmation to nurture beneficial qualities and feelings. Music, including a bonus track, Everyone Is Here, is by Tom Laskey. Order at www.wholesomeresources.com.

Moontides: Yoga, Chanting, and Meditation, All Levels
with Megha

The posture sequence we know as the Moon Salutation was created in 1984 by four women living at Kripalu Center, and has since spread to yoga classes and practitioners around the world. Megha was one of those four women, and her latest CD offers a guided practice of the harmonious and powerful Moon Salutation (chandra namaskar), including both the classical version and her own gentle version. The CD also includes chanting of the Student/Teacher mantra; a pratapana sequence; and a slow-motion prana or “healing hand” meditation that incorporates ujjayi breath, slow hand movements, and energy awareness. Throughout the experience, Megha’s guidance and language are clear and elegant. Musical accompaniment comes from Mark Kelso and Todd Norian. Order at www.letyouryogadance.org.

Imagery In You: Mining For Treasure in Your Inner World
by Jenny Garrison, R.N.

“Your inner world holds the rhythms of your psyche, the seeds of your destiny, and the flavor and fragrance of your unique self,” Jenny writes in this guide to accessing that inner world through deep imagery. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, registered nurse, and Deep Imagery Guide, Jenny shares her recipe for using the imagination to access the “vast reservoir of wisdom and knowledge” within each of us, and addresses challenges such as reluctance, fear, and mistrust. Through intriguing stories of real-life imagery practitioners, she explores the various manifestations of imagery—including special places, soul gardens, inner friends, heart journeys, and animals—and their potential to create psychological and physical healing as well as clarity around life issues. Order at www.imageryinyou.com.

Sasha and Mishoo: Little Yoga Warriors
written by Jeffrey Mix; illustrations by Katherine Homes

The first in a projected series of eco-conscious yoga books for children, this picture book is printed on 100% recycled paper, using a wind-powered printer and soy-based, chlorine-free ink. And the story is environmentally friendly, too. Meant to instill knowledge and awareness of the environment at a young age, Sasha and Mishoo introduces two Indian siblings who head off in search of their missing cat and encounter a myriad of natural wonders. The bright, lively pictures depict the children in the midst of vibrant landscapes filled with flora and fauna, including prowling hyenas, a helpful cobra, and a nearsighted camel. As they travel, they practice yoga postures to help them out of sticky situations, and readers are encouraged to try the poses too; directions are in the back of the book. Order at www.littleyogawarriors.com.

Complete list of articles by this author:

The 1999 KYTA Conference Fosters Excitement and Growth

KYTA's Teaching for Diversity Program

Scenes from a Conference: More than 300 teachers attend KYTA Conference 2000

Snapshots from KYTA Conference 2001

Bindu Source Johnson shares her experience

Coverage of the 2002 KYTA Conference, Oct. 24-27

Tides Foundation awards KYTA $50,000 for yoga teachers serving diverse populations

Yoga on Tape: Reviews of yoga products created by KYTA members

Yoga on Disc and Tape

KYTA Conference 2003 in words and pictures

KYTA Conference 2004

Yoga on Disc

Kripalu implements new approach to program assisting

Complete guide to Kripalu Yoga hits the shelves

Coverage of KYTA Conference 2005

Enhancing your teaching with yoga's sister science: Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training begins in January

A sneak peek at KYTA's 2006 Yoga Teachers Conference

Yoga on Disc

Green warriors: Laura Cornell's Green Yoga Association blends yoga and ecology

Yogagaia tells the story of the universe

The yoga of laughter: Keni Fine's Sleeping Swami brings giggles and guidance to the world

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga products created by KYTA members

Changing the world in memory of a daughter: The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga CDs from our members

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of CDs by KYTA Conference 2007 presenters and entertainers

Reigniting the flame: KYTA Conference 2007

New member discounts are here! Save every time you visit Kripalu

Flow states: Questions for Ed Harrold

Yoga on Disc

Yoga on Disc, Tape, and Paper

Yoga Ed. trainer awarded $150,000 grant to bring yoga to Pittsburgh public schools

Yoga Everywhere: Spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

Green Yoga Association takes new form

Yoga on Disc and on the Page: Reviews of recently released products

Yoga and the Imagination: A Q&A with Randal Williams

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

How we got to the KYTA Conference, and what we found there

Yoga Everywhere: A column spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc

Profile of a Cross Trainer

Seva CD 2008: The Soundtrack of Kripalu

Restorative Yoga: The Yoga of Meditation

News from the Professional Trainings Office

Deep Green Yoga

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

The State of the Training

Yoga + Ayurveda: The Perfect Formula for Balance

Edi Pasalis and the Institute for Extraordinary Living pioneer a standardized Kripalu curriculum.

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